The new product is a highly transparent heat curing rubber (HCR), manufactured at the Bluestar Silicones plant in St Fons near Lyon. According to the company, it will also be available as ready-to-use product through its global compounding network called Mix&Fix Centers. The new product targets the global rubber industry market. It can be used in all transformation processes using calendering, extrusion and injection moulding technologies to obtain tubing, profiles, technical parts and items for household appliances, building, food contact and electrical insulation. After the successful launch of MF 160 U SP in 2008, the development of Rhodorsil MF 175 U SP completes the 100 series which is Bluestar Silicones' main range in general purpose HCR's.